This essential text is published in response to an
increasing level of claims and complaints aimed at solicitors and a growing
compensation culture affecting all aspects of legal practice. It performs two absolutely
key roles. Firstly, to help legal practitioners in avoiding negligence claims
and complaints in wills, trusts and executries. And secondly, if these are
made, guiding you through how best to manage the outcome and minimize damage to
you and your firm.
Author Rennie Galbraith provides an overarching review of
the law relating to negligence – including recent cases and decisions, statutes
and complaints. The text then drills down into specific areas of law, including
executries, wills, trusts, tax, asset protection schemes and powers of
There are numerous areas which can impact on negligence –
many developing in recent years and of which today’s solicitor must be aware.
Data protection and computer security is now combined with issues around cloud
based storage. Also, major changes occurring within the Scottish legal market
have had significant effects, such as the Smith Commission and the development
of non-solicitor legal services and alternative providers.
This text is highly practical in style, being interspersed
with a series of role play scenes, demonstrating recurring and damaging problems
and how you should deal with them. Alongside these are extensive checklists and
documents to ensure you get it right each time.
The subject of negligence claims has become of paramount
importance to Scotland’s solicitors. Avoiding
Negligence Claims provides the expert guidance and practical tools to
ensure you prevent claims being made against you and your firm, and can
efficiently manage any which do.